Prague Summer Nights to Take Washington D.C. Residency

By Francisco Salazar

Classical Movements’ Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival is set to perform in the Washington, D.C. area.

The program will take a one-week residency culminating in public, outdoor performances of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in Old Town Alexandria, VA as the first staged opera in its innovative outdoor concert series “Sounds of Hope & Harmony.”

This residency will offer 13 talented young singers from top conservatories across the country the opportunity to study with top faculty and to prepare roles. The residency will be held from June 19 to June 27 and will feature students from the Mannes School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Catholic University, James Madison University, Vanderbilt University, Peabody Conservatory, University of Michigan, Bard College, University of Maryland, Oklahoma City University, and Middle Tennessee State University.

The students will work with guests from the Washington National Opera and other eminent local institutions and will also participate in a gala of opera arias concert and two performances of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

The Washington Residency will welcome central members of the PSN faculty including John Nardolillo, Gayle Shay, Shannon McGinnis, and Catherine Clarke Nardolillo.